Warhammer Online Screenshots: Elves and Art

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EA Mythic has released three new sets of screenshots for its upcoming fantasy MMO Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (PC), currently in closed beta testing.

The latest deluge of media includes shots of the magic Saphery kingdom, cinematic stills and concept art.

EA Mythic's oft-delayed MMO is presently slated for release in the second quarter of this year.

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    March 11, 2008 11:49 AM

    Blood Elves?
    Check. http://www.shacknews.com/screenshots.x?gallery=9364&game_id=4566&id=115240

    Blood Elf starting area?
    Check. http://www.shacknews.com/screenshots.x?gallery=9366&game_id=4566&id=115272

    Are you guys sure this isn't just a World of Warcraft expansion?

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        March 11, 2008 12:18 PM

        ^^^^

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        March 11, 2008 12:25 PM

        that's always been a tough argument for me. sure, blizzard "borrowed" {ahem} elements from games workshop, but does that give them the right to copy back?

        that's just it though... i don't even think they're copying wow at all. i mean, you really think the high elves look like blood elves? i sure don't. i mean... elves... oh wow. i guess it should be called "tolkien online" and every FPS since doom should be called "aliens", right?

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          March 11, 2008 1:01 PM

          Give them the right to copy back? That's fucking stupid. They're stealing inspiration from a company that stole inspiration from them. That's not stealing. That's going back to the original content for inspiration, durrrrrrr.

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            March 11, 2008 1:02 PM

            They're stealing inspiration from a company that stole inspiration from them. was supposed to be a rhetorical question.

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              March 11, 2008 1:41 PM

              that's basically what i said in the second half of my post. at least that's part of what i was implying :P

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        March 11, 2008 7:43 PM

        That made me laugh

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        March 11, 2008 8:27 PM

        i dont know why but i always click those PA links you fags post hoping i'll at last read a funny one. 1 for 2903249302

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      March 11, 2008 12:40 PM

      I can not believe how many people STILL think that GW is stealing from Blizzard when it has always been the other way around. And honestly that screenshot of the elf looks like a normal elf to me, and not a blood elf, but then I knew there was fantasy before WoW came out.

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        March 11, 2008 1:05 PM

        Most non-GW fans have no clue, and will always assume the wrong idea. No amount of arguing is gonna fix it, and it will always come back to "fuck em both - they all ripped off Tolkien anyways, etc etc."
        Whatevah.

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          March 11, 2008 1:44 PM

          True, I just think that shot of the elf was a pretty generic looking elf, and doesn't point to one fantasy setting over another.

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        March 11, 2008 1:40 PM

        I really wish I still had my High Elf army book around here, there was plenty of artwork in there looking like that city, and that army book came out before WarCraft 3 and Blizzard sure hadn't done anything like that before that.

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      March 11, 2008 1:41 PM

      I like WoW and all, but Blizzard borrowed their lore, elves, etc just like GW originally based their work off Tolkiens work, etc, etc. Everyone borrows and uses functionality / ideas from previous games, a lot of the systems/ideas in WoW were first presented in EQ1, but it made a good game so who the fuck cares?

      I hope the NDA ends at some point before release for WHO so I can give you guys my impressions, thoughts.

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        March 12, 2008 6:22 AM

        I just want something fun and new:( I hope it has good RvR like what I heard DAOC had.

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      March 12, 2008 6:57 AM

      I think Tolkien should sue all these MMO's.

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